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December 15, 2008


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This is your sister--is "Beedle" for me??? Yippee!!


I've been buying books as gifts but everytime I go in I buy something for myself too. In the past week I have picked up the following:

Holidays On Ice
Corduroy's Christmas Surprise
The Mermaid's Treasure (flap book)
Frank Lloyd Wright (mini book)

There are a few more but I can't remember the titles. One of these years I want to do ALL of my shopping at the bookstore. Wouldn't that be fun?

Dawn - She Is Too Fond Of Books

I have to laugh along at Ti's comment, "one for them, one for me, one for them, one for me" ... great way to shop! :)

I'm doing well with my challenge to buy books for the holidays. I'll finish up tomorrow with bookstore gift cards for those who I have yet to select a specific title.

I love that Blount essay - the truth with a smile!


i did borders gift certificates for my daughter's teachers. books for a nephew, books for 2 family friends, and another gift certificate for my dad. oh and i bought 2 copies of mommy's high heel shoes for is a great book about MOMS !!


I made my first foray today and found nearly everything I wanted...I just ran out of time. I'll go back again and get a few more things. I was so surprised at the difference of paying money for books rather than for useless crap. It didn't even hurt :)
Today I picked up the Bolt movie tie in, an Ironman graphic novel, Dragonsong, Dragondrums, The Hero and the Crown, Water for Elephants, Hawke, a George R.R. Martin book (not in the Ice and Fire series), and books on ballet, gymnastics and animal babies. It was a stellar trip to the bookstore if I do say so myself! Thanks for the inspiration!


I feel horrible, but I can't buy the books I want to. My credit card has made it a miserable experience to pay it off from Canada (not to mention the exchange rate), so I'm trying not to buy anything online, and I have to ship all my presents from BC to Ohio and NC, so the lighter the better. and books--well, you know how quickly those get heavy. I'm trying to throw in a few, but gracious, it doesn't take much.

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